Remedy Entertainment’s Death Rally HD is now out and can be purchased in iTunes App Store. On the soundtrack there are a few Petri’s themes, this time seasoned with beats and treated guitars – but with a hint of orchestral work thrown in as well.
Go get Death Rally HD for your iPad (AppStore link).
According to time.com: “Lots of video-game covers have a bold M on their lower left corner, but none have felt as mature as Alan Wake does. Its unsettled titular character carries adult concerns — a stalled career, a troubled marriage — into a psychological thriller set in a town taken over by a shadowy occult force. Alan Wake’s biggest triumph lies in turning metaphor into game play.”
See article here: http://bit.ly/gU0J0o (Time.com website)
Alan Wake’s orchestral score by Petri Alanko is mentioned among the best soundtracks in 2010. Their carefully selected list contained such high quality titles as Halo, Assassin’s Creed, Mass Effect 2, FFXIII, Mafia II among others. According to Gamespot.com, “(their)…personal favorites include Alan Wake, Nier…”
See article here: http://bit.ly/dQqGkG (Gamespot.com web site)
Alan Wake’s Orchestral Soundtrack composed by Petri Alanko was awarded in Square Enix Music Online Annual Game Music Awards 2010 as “Best Score – Europe”. According to SEMO, “Breaking composer Petri Alanko’s expansive score for the critically acclaimed Alan Wake captured the hearts of gamers and stand-alone listeners alike with its intimate orchestrations and psychological explorations.”
See the article here: http://bit.ly/ePHB9t (SEMO web site)
Microsoft Game Studios’ Head of Audio, Mark Yeend was interviewed by Designingsound.org. Read the whole story here: http://bit.ly/g6QjGQ
See whole article here: http://bit.ly/b1GLbf
In short: An article in Electronic Musician November 2010 covers Petri Alanko’s extraordinary working methods, combining orchestral tracks with strange electronics, blurring the borders between reality and virtual reality.
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Petri Alanko has been chosen for his composition work in Remedy Entertainment’s Alan Wake XBox 360 game as a nominee in “Original Score – Video Game” category in Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2010.
Link to official HMMA page here: http://bit.ly/c8lUAu
“Petri Alanko is a unique talent. His music brings depth of feeling and emotional texture to a scene. His melodies are strong and tuneful, but never cliché. Petri is passionate and professional, and I would love to work with him again.”
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